Continuing  Undergraduates

Continuing Students: Undergraduate

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  • All undergraduate students are eligible to live in the residence halls. Through the 2&2 Program, when you live in the residence halls for two years you are guaranteed a spot in the UCSB apartments for your third and fourth years (as long as you meet the deadlines!) University apartments (Santa Ynez, Westgate, El Dorado, Westwinds, San Joaquin Villages, Sierra Madre Villages and San Clemente Villages) are highly desirable and very competitive to get into.
  • Self-assignment is available for all residence halls, as well as the ability to retain your current space. As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to pick and secure exactly where you’ll be living in 2018-19. You will not sign a contract until you book a space, so you'll know exactly where you'll be living for 2018-19 by this winter!
  • Continuing students can live in any of the residence halls. In years past, most of our continuing students have lived in singles, doubles, small doubles, and triples in Manzanita Village and 4-, 6-, and 8-person suites or single rooms in San Rafael Hall, but continuing students are not limited to these buildings for 2018-19. You may choose from any of our residence halls.
  • We keep it simple—our nine month contracts include your room, meals, utilities, wireless internet access, housekeeping, and furnishings, with no figuring out bills with various roommates, no first and last month deposits, and no co-signing leases! We have 800+ student jobs and student leadership positions within Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, most of which go to our residents. 
  • The halls are ideal environments academically, with study spaces, classrooms, Living Learning Communities, quiet hours, and layers of student and professional on-call staff, all within steps of classes and campus resources. Social programs through your RAs and RHA are designed for continuing students. It’s not just a repeat of your freshman year!
  • And don't forget that a meal plan for our Dining Commons is included when you live in the residence halls. All-you-care-to-eat fresh, healthy, and high quality food! Local, organic and sustainable food whenever possible. No shopping for or cooking food, and no washing dishes.    
  • Please check your U-Mail account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It is not reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate email (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.). If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of signing your contract, check your spam folder. You're always welcome to call our office at 805-893-5513 to make sure your contract was received.
  • Cancellation Policy:  There is a cancellation fee, and a replacement is needed if we no longer have an active waiting list. Cancellation fees are as follows:
    • Prior to July 1, 2018: $250
    • July 1, 2018 and later: $350 (contingent upon whether there is a replacement)
  • 2018 Winter/Spring Housing Applicants should apply here
  • Rental rates increase annually. 
As of July 20, 2015, the only spaces available are in university-affiliated Tropicana. The information below only applies to students who applied by the deadline. - See more at: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/applications/transfer-students#sthash.mJMSMn...
As of July 20, 2015, the only spaces available are in university-affiliated Tropicana. The information below only applies to students who applied by the deadline. - See more at: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/applications/transfer-students#sthash.StGNWI...
  • University undergraduate apartments are available for continuing students that will be in their third year or higher (of attendance at UCSB, not units). First and second year students are not currently eligible for the apartment communities.
  • Self-assignment is available for all undergraduate apartments, as well as the ability to retain your current space. As a current resident, you’ll have the unique privilege to pick and secure exactly where you’ll be living in 2018-19. You will not sign a contract until you book a space, so you'll know exactly where you'll be living for 2018-19 by this winter!
  • 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, shared bedroom, in El Dorado, Westwinds, Santa Ynez, and Westgate Apartments.
  • 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, shared bedroom, in Sierra Madre Villages.
  • 3-bedroom apartments, shared bedroom, in San Joaquin Apartments.
  • Single occupancy studio apartments in Westgate Apartments. (Limited availability)
  • Students who are currently in their second year living in the residence halls are eligible to choose between a residence hall contract or a university apartment contract for 2018-19 (2&2 Program).
  • Please check your U-Mail account directly and frequently so that you don’t miss any important messages from UCSB. It is not reliable to forward your U-Mail to an alternate email (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.). If you don’t receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes of submitting your contract, check your spam folder. You're always welcome to call our office at 805-893-4021 to make sure your contract was received.
  • Cancellation Policy: There is a cancellation fee, and a replacement is needed if we no longer have an active waiting list. Cancellation fees are as follows:
    • Prior to July 1, 2018: $250
    • July 1, 2018 and later: $350 (contingent upon whether there is a replacement)
  • 2018 Winter/Spring Housing Applicants should apply here
  • Rental rates increase annually. 

 

CONTRACT DATES

  • February 1-2, 2018
    • Residence Hall contracts open for room retention for most current UCSB residence hall residents.
  • February 7-21, 2018
    • Residence Hall contracts open for general room selection and roommate pull-in for current residents in any university housing.
  • February 15-21, 2018
    • Non-residents (students who do not currently live in university housing) can sign a contract and complete general room selection for a residence hall space, as space permits. They must first call Assignments (805-893-5513) to gain access to the process.

 

Still in need of housing for Fall 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year? Add yourself to the Waitlist below. 

2017-2018 Residence Hall Waitlist

 

Anyone in need of housing for Winter or Spring 2018 should apply through the application below.

Winter / Spring Application

CONTRACT DATES

  • February 1-2, 2018
    • Apartment contracts open for room retention for most current UCSB undergraduate apartment residents.
  • February 7-21, 2018
    • Apartment contracts open for general room selection and roommate pull-in for current UCSB undergraduate apartment residents, and for current UCSB residence hall residents currently in their 2nd year or higher (of attendance, not units). 
  •  February 15-21, 2018
    • Non-residents (students who do not currently live in university housing) currently in their 2nd year or higher (of attendance, not units), can sign a contract and complete general room selection for an undergraduate apartment space, as space permits. They must first call Assignments (805-893-4021) to gain access to the process.

 

Still in need of housing for Fall 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year? Add yourself to the Waitlist below. 

Please Note: We encourage you to apply to the waitlist, as we still have space and contracts are being offered on an almost daily basis. (You must currently be in your 3rd year or higher at UCSB in Fall 2017.)

2017-2018 Undergraduate Apartment Waitlist

Anyone in need of housing for Winter or Spring 2018 should apply through the application below.

Winter / Spring Application

For more information, please contact Resident Placement & Assignment Services, housinginfo@housing.ucsb.edu or 805-893-5513. For more information, please contact Resident Placement & Assignment Services, housingnews@housing.ucsb.edu or 805-893-4021.

You can learn the names and U-Mail address of your 2017-18 Roommate(s) using your UCSBnetID. 

Gender inclusive housing options are available for students that are transgender, transsexual, intersex, and other diverse gender identities and expressions. To inquire about gender inclusive housing options, please contact Mario Munoz, Resident Placement & Assignment Services, at mmunoz@housing.ucsb.edu.